Category Archives: History

T.Y.P.E.W.R.I.T.E.R.

The first commercially successful typewriter, or so Wikipedia tells me, was invented in 1868. Ninety-seven years later, my parents enrolled me in a summer school class (probably to keep me busy) and the only class available was “TYPING.” Fortunately, I discovered that the class was actually a competitive thing…an almost daily contest to see how…

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Global Warning…Myth or Mystery?

In the last couple of weeks I’ve had friends refer to two videos that contend global warming is a myth. Trying to be open minded about most things, I trotted over to the referenced sites. Of course, the first thing I noticed was the vitriol aimed at the original poster and then at all others…

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An Immigrant Myth

Many people erroneously believe that people, mostly from Latin America, come here because “our streets are lined with gold.” Certainly some immigrants look at the U.S. as a land of opportunity and come here to add their physical and intellectual energy to the great American melting pot. But not all of them…in fact, a large…

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Bulletin Building – Chinatown

I am drawn to older buildings; I believe I am attracted to the handmade craftsmanship in many of them. I know that the “infrastructure” of plumbing, electrics, asbestos, etc., etc., etc., is not always so good. However, I look for the signs of a craftsman at work…a gargoyle, a statue, dentile molding, a carved bannister,…

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A Postcard About Trump

For months now, anti-Trumpists have reacted with horror at the things that Trump has done or said or tweeted. And so have I. However, what I haven’t done is underestimated the mood of the people in America who will support ANYTHING that Trump or his people will do. Whether it’s John Oliver, Bill Maher, or the…

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